Carluke Rovers start new Breathing Space Cup with defeat/Forth Wanderers get a loss and a draw

The long awaited return of competitive adult football saw the start of the six-team Breathing Space Cup.

Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 1:52 pm
Updated Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 1:53 pm
Thomas Devine's Forth team have started with a loss and a draw

Despite a Steven Frame goal, Carluke Rovers lost 3-1 at Newmains on Saturday.

"Newmains deserved their victory,” said Rovers boss Mark Weir. "They were the hungrier side and up for it more than us.”

Forth Wanderers lost 3-2 at Lesmahagow last Wednesday despite goals by Conor McDonald and Mat Laczi and led three times but drew 3-3 against Bellshill Athletic – with goals by McDonald, Jonny Branks and Ryan Clougherty – at John Cumming Stadium on Saturday.

This Saturday, Carluke host Royal Albert in the Breathing Space Cup and Forth have a home friendly against Albion Rovers U21s.